Friday, July 11 – Sunday, July 13, 2014
Tilikum’s Illahee Retreat Center offers retreat programs that emphasize times of spiritual and relational renewal, exploring creation, building community, encountering God and transforming lives. Whether fishing with your son or daughter on the lake, exploring the grounds during a nature hike, or racing up the Climbing Wall together, the setting, the people, and the presence of God create an ideal opportunity to experience life side by side.
Single Moms and their kids (ages 5+) are invited to spend a relaxing weekend at Tilikum, just enjoying each other! Take time to be encouraged by biblical teaching and wonderful worship times, playing in the woods, canoeing on the lake, or just enjoying some down time. There will be times together as well as times for moms to be alone while the kids are with Tilikum counselors. A truly refreshing weekend and a great memory-making opportunity for your family!
Retreat price includes lodging for two nights, five meals and all program activities.
Single Room with three single beds and private bathroom accommodations in a comfortable country, retreat center setting.
Date: Friday, July 11 – Sunday, July 13, 2014
Arrival Time: Check-in begins at 4:30pm
Departure Time: 1:00 pm Sunday
Price: Moms – $105, kids – $65
Speaker: Amy Steele, Teacher
Theme: Schools Out, but the Teacher is In! An educator and mother’s perspective on the whole kid.
Amy Steele teaches various ages and stages of children in a small Christian school in Olympia, Washington, which rents space from the camp where her husband works. This past year her children attended high school, middle school, and preschool, which was a very interesting combination. She likes to knit, strum a ukulele badly, and her current obsession is astronomy with a minor in young adult novels. Other occupations she has held include reading specialist, writer, store manager, bank teller, middle school substitute lunch monitor for 600 children, and bilingual teacher. Being from Texas makes her a little odd in Washington, but she loves the Pacific Northwest and only goes home to kiss her parents and renew her accent. She is, above all, deeply thankful for a Savior who leads gently those who are mothers.
Worship Leader: Carrie Friedrich
Activities: worship & spiritual time, canoes, Aqua Jump & Swing with waterslide during swim time, relax in the Hot Tub, Big Swing, Climbing Wall, craft projects, campfire, exploring the barn and animals, hiking, and Free Time Fun!
Things to Bring: Bedding, towels for showers and waterfront activities, bathroom toiletries, swim suit, closed-toe shoes, sandals, Bible, notepad, casual clothes, jacket, camera, flashlight, and mosquito spray.
4:30 pm Registration Opens
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Session 1
9:00 pm Snacks and Free Time
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Session 2 (NEW this year! Outdoor activity for teens 8th grade and older)
10:30 am Mother & Child(ren) activity
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Free Time Activities
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Session 3
8:30 pm Campfire and Worship
9:00 am Brunch
10:00 am Session 4
11:30 am Relaxed Departure